Let's get ready for wildfire season!

Planning ahead and preparing for a wildfire is your best bet at ensuring your family, pets, and property are protected. Our community is a wildland interface, and the threat of wildfire is always present.

Explore below to learn how you can prepare your property for wildfire season and how DVFR can assist you with devising a strategy to reduce your risk.

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Yard waste drop-off

The dumpster for yard waste disposal is no longer available at Station 13. Information about disposal options through Washington County Solid Waste can be found here.

We will update this site if we are able to provide this service again in the future.

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Property review and plan

Schedule an on-site property assessment and get specific recommendations on how you can prepare for wildfire season. A member of DVFR will meet with you and provide a customized plan to create a 5-foot zone to protect your home.

Protect from embers

Embers are the main threat to your home during a wildfire. Clear needles, leaves, and other debris from your rain gutters and around your home to reduce your risk. Small steps now can make a big difference when disaster strikes!

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Maintain landscaping

Dry lawns and shrubs can easily ignite with just a few embers from a wildfire. Keep your lawn mowed and hydrated and trim shrubs and bushes to create breaks in the landscaping. 

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Plan for horses

Preparing horses for evacuation during a wildfire requires an extra level of planning. Build an evacuation kit for each horse and practice your evacuation plan to ensure you're ready when the time comes.

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Plan for pets

You play an important role in helping your pets stay safe in a wildfire. Make sure they’re included in your family’s evacuation plan; and build each pet their own pet evacuation kit.